Links of Interest
Sonoran Desert Links
USGS: What is a desert?
A general tour of the geologic and climatic processes that create deserts, types of deserts, desert resources, etc.
State of the Sonoran Desert Biome
This report, sponsored by the Arid Lands Information Center at the UofA, details what makes the Sonoran Desert unique with respect to its organisms, ecological interactions and landscapes and details the greatest threats to the region's biological diversity
Hohokam Indians of the Tucson Basin
Full-text online version of "Hohokam Indians of the Tucson Basin" by Linda Gregonis and Karl Reinhard. It includes history of the human occupation of the Tucson Basin area, but does not give information for all Indian tribes that lived here.
Climate, Weather and Precipitation
National Climate Data Center
Searchable database of weather data for entire US and some data outside US
USA Today Weather Resources
Provides links to information about current weather conditions, radar and satellite images, forecasts
Intellicast: Weather for Active Lives
Forecast, temperature and precipitation maps of Arizona of current weather
The Climate of Tucson, AZ: Appendix B
Yearly, Monthly, and Seasonal records for temperature, precipitation, and snowfall in the Tucson area. Records from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) files.
Tucson, AZ daily and monthly extremes
Daily and Monthly weather extremes for Tucson, AZ. Includes extremes for temperature, precipitation, and snowfall recorded between 1894 and 2001. Dataset compiled by the National Weather Service (NWS)
Tucson, AZ Weather Normals and Extremes
Monthly and daily normal values (1971-2000) and extreme values (1895-2003) of temperature and precipitation for Tucson, AZ. Dataset compiled by the National Weather Service (NWS)
Tucson, AZ Monthly Climate Reports
Dataset compiled by the National Weather Service (NWS)
- Monthly annual data for Tucson, AZ
The Arizona Meteorological Network
Site contains databases for the state of Arizona. Although the website has a very complete list of weather data, the site itself is very technical.
- Santa Catalina Mountains
The Geologic History of Arizona
Provides an overview of the geologic evolution of the state of Arizona, supplemented with photos, graphic reconstructions and text.
NATS101: A Geological Perspective
Website contains several links to useful geological web pages. Web links located on left side of web page.
Air photographs and satellite imagery of earth or other planets
Maps and Mapping
- Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Tutorial
UTM is becoming a popular world-wide as a method for displaying maps, especially by United States governemnt firms, such as the USGS.
2002 CIA World Factbook
CIA website that lists geographical information (ie economy, geography, government, etc...) about every country in the world.
US Census Bureau American Fact Finder
Follow instructions in "Basic Facts" table to retrieve maps or tables of census data for the United States.
Other useful link pages
Power Point viewer download
Free downloadable program that allows you to view PowerPoint presentations on your computer without the full PowerPoint program.
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Last updated: April 2003